Antabusbehandling i almen praksis. En farmakoepidemiologisk undersøgelse af ordinationsmønsteret baseret på en receptdatabase

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J Larsen, L Bjerrum, J Hallas, J Kragstrup

Denmark has a long tradition for the use of alcohol-aversive drugs in the treatment of alcoholism, most commonly disulfiram (Antabuse). The purpose of this study was to examine the prescription patterns for disulfiram in Danish general practice on an individual level. By means of a prescription database we analysed 150,787 prescriptions on reimbursed medicine to persons who had redeemed prescriptions for alcohol-aversive drugs during the period 1.1.1993 to 31.12.1995 in the County of Funen. Prevalence of disulfiram treatment was 12 per 10,000 inhabitants, three-year prevalence 75 per 10,000 inhabitants and incidence 21 per 10,000 inhabitants per year. Eighty-seven percent of treatments were stopped at (or before) the expiration of one prescription, and relapse was frequent (46%).
Udgivelsesdato: 1998-Jun-8
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Volume160
Issue number24
Pages (from-to)3544-3547
Number of pages3
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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